HANDSHAKE: Garissa Governor, Duale agree to work together after five months of bitter political rivalry

GARISSA—Garissa Township legislator, Aden Duale and Garissa Governor, Ali Korane have buried the hatch and agreed to work together after several months of biter political fall-out that tensed the county political atmosphere.

Hosted at king Dekow Maalim residence in Garissa town, the Governor said it was time to end political wrangles and forge unity among leaders to enhance service delivery.

Aden Duale (left) King of Abudwaq clan, Dekow Maalim and Garissa Governor during the handshake in Garissa.

“Today, we have unanimously resolved to work together and I am sincere and committed to sustain the agreement,” Korane stated.

Duale said disagreement is a common occurrence in the political landscape, but maintained that unity was key  to achieve peaceful co- existence and development.

Rtd General Mohamed Mohamed, King Dekow Maalim, former  Cabinet Minister and ex- Dujis MP, Hussein Maalim and businessman Mahat Kuno, who addressed the meeting, all called for unity and political understanding among the county leaders.

The event was witnessed by key figures among them East Africa Legislative Assembly MP, Abdikadir Omar, National Director for Basic Education Habat Abdi, former Fafi MPs Rtd Major Aden Sugow and Mohamed Salat, former Garissa mayor Siyat Osman and Coast Development Authority MD Dr Mohamed Keinan.

Earlier Duale visited the Governor’s residence where the two leaders chatted freely before proceeding to the venue for the “handshake.”

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